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16 Dec 2008 @ 07:55, by Marissa A Spencer

I am not sure what teachers are thinking... but every one of my kids has had these projects to do for school.

LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW
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My youngest.. Ben...has for his Gate Science Biology class.. a project to make a 3-D cell. He could choose a plant cell or an animal cell. He chose a plant cell. I made a craft clay for him out of salt and cornstarch a bit oil and water.. cooked it , kneaded it etc.

He did a great job... I will post the pic and recipe for the dough tomorrow. I was worried he wouldn't get it done. He is a brilliant lad.

Craft Clay

Combine:
1 cup corn starch
1 1/4 cup salt
2 cups baking soda (1 pound box)
1 tablespoon oil
A cup of water or enough to make a stiff dough


Cook until thickened to doughlike consistency. Turn mixture out on pastry board and knead. Cover with a damp cloth or keep in a plastic bag. Good for plaques and other models. It can be painted when dry.






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17 Dec 2008 @ 06:08 by koravya : The Spark
Looking for that spark that leads to the development of a flame.
I talked to my comp one students tonight about all the verb tenses
that are available to them when they are trying to think about how
to say what they want to say. I don't expect them to memorize all
of these things. I have no idea how what I say is going to affect
any of them, but perhaps, just perhaps, something I say will register
with one or more of their cereberal neurons and they will have some
little insight that will help them become a slightly better writer
than they were when this course started.
Once upon a time, a little boy got a Christmas present of a set of
Ninja turtles. He played with them and was fascinated with them.
One day he was playing in a water ditch and one of his Ninja characters
fell in the water. The boy waded into the water to retrieve it, and as he
did so, the waves of a flash flood came roaring down the channel, and swept the boy along. The wave carried him quite a ways, and when he finally got to a place where he was safe, he had that little Ninja turtle in his hand. He was so happy that he had found it.
As time went on, he went to martial arts school, and learned Tae Kwon Do,
and perhaps a few other things of that nature. There was a time when he was a young teenager when he was confronted by a thief who demanded money. The boy refused to give anything to the thief, so the thief pulled out a knife and attacked. The boy was stabbed twice, but was able to thwart and disable the thief with his martial arts skills.
Later, when he was an older teenager, he had an opportunity to go to Thailand for some special schooling in the martial arts that he had become proficient at. He learned a lot there, and was invited to a special competition where he also did well.
Who would have ever thought what a little toy could do to a boy's imagination?  



17 Dec 2008 @ 18:46 by skookum : so true
hard to know how far a seed that is thrown to the wind will go

Luckily, our home is full of books and open discussion. My children do not usually need a lot of outside inspiration. If a teacher can inspire...that is a wonderful gift.. but as you know... it isn't easy. Thanks for your post..

xox  



18 Dec 2008 @ 02:23 by jmarc : Hey Yeah!
Used that recipe to build a model of the Giza pyramids back in school in the seventies.

Had a quite unique but nice smell if I remember correctly.

Good to see your kids get your support for such projects.
As I remember it, the people I lived with then could have cared less. I happened upon the recipe on the side of the corn starch box and made it myself. i think I caught hell for that.

I'm sure your kids will succeed at whatever they wish to accomplish.
God Bless.  



18 Dec 2008 @ 05:45 by skookum : thanks jmarc and koravya
yeah.. im a sucker for home projects.. i want them to be proud of what they accomplish

i even have recipes for finger paint.. and goo lol  



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